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Jacob Batalon Confirms He Plays Ned Leeds In Spider-Man: Homecoming

A cast call sheet that leaked a few months back revealed which character Jacob Batalon would play in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but now we know for sure that he'll play Ned Leeds. However, Batalon's version of the classic comic book character will be a little different than you might remember.

Batalon opened up about his role during a TV interview with KHON2 News (via CBM), and he said that instead of being a Daily Bugle reporter, Leeds will be Peter Parker's best friend in high school. Of course, Tom Holland plays Parker/Spidey in the flick.

"We are both in high school, we are about 15," Batalon said. "And it's just about Peter dealing with being a superhero and going through puberty. He still has to worry about homework [and] he still has to worry about his crush liking him, while trying to save someone who's probably in a burning building. He can't tell anyone because he's not the cool kid, so he's just stuck with this really cool life that he can't tell anyone about."

Details about Homecoming have been coming pretty steady as of late. After months of secrecy about the movie's main villain, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige finally confirmed that Michael Keaton will play Vulture in the flick.

We also know that Robert Downey Jr. will appear as Tony Stark/Iron Man while Michael Chernus will portray the villainous Tinkerer. Photos from the set also confirmed that Shocker will be in the movie, rumored to be played by Bokeem Woodbine. Donald Glover also has a part in the film, but his role hasn't been announced yet.

Spider-Man: Homecoming lands in theaters  July 7, 2017. In the meantime, check out the insane history of Spider-Man.